A Breaking Bad Lego meth lab is not an official Lego-made creation — but the kit looks close enough to worry some parents.
The Breaking Bad Lego meth lab looks like the corporate drug factory to which lead characters Walter White and Jesse Pinkman upgraded in later seasons and clearly draws inspiration from the classic, standard plastic brick toy all kids know and love. (Except after stepping on one barefoot in the dark.)
And while you might say the Breaking Bad meth lab is clearly an adult collectible — one priced so prohibitively that no buyer would be careless enough to allow a child to open it and lose the pieces — the Daily Mail is still unsurprisingly in full-on fearmongering mode, suggesting that the existence of such a fandom toy is tantamount to opening a meth-making preschool for toddlers.
The paper bleats:
“The sell-out £160 kit, branded ‘SuperLab’, lets any child or adult recreate Walter White’s notorious crystal meth lab… Complete with protective masks, drug paraphernalia, figurines and a version of the car from the show, infants can even reenact scenes from the series… The toy looks similar to a classic Lego set, although it is not connected to the Danish company in any way and was made by a separate firm.”
The DM quotes Citizen Brick’s site as saying of the pricey knockoff Lego set:
“Soothe yourself with the Citizen Brick Superlab Playset… Who knows what fun you’ll cook up with this deluxe set, chock full of realistic details, and three exclusive minifigs! Over 500 parts!”
It appears not only Lego is shunning the Breaking Bad Lego meth lab… the kit is called “Superlab Playset,” and the figures that clearly reference Walt, Jesse, Gus Fring, and Mike Ehrmantraut are dubbed “Chemistry Enthusiast,” “Chicken Enthusiast,” and “World’s Best Grandpa.”